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New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Commercial Attacks Apple for iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung has introduced a new ad for its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, talking about how the company first introduced the Galaxy Note series in 2011 and popularized the "phablet" form factor while calling out Apple for making the similarly sized iPhone 6 Plus three years later.


The ad begins recounting the history of the Galaxy Note before talking about some of the features of the device, like multi-window multitasking and its S-Pen stylus. The ad then shows articles from online publications criticizing Samsung for releasing the original Galaxy Note due to the device's large size before showing articles praising Apple for releasing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

Finally, the ad shows select tweets from users criticizing Apple for releasing the iPhone 6 Plus three years after Samsung started the Galaxy Note line of devices. The commercial ends with the release date for the new device.

Samsung has continually created advertising going after Apple, its products and its fan base, famously depicting people ogling the Samsung Galaxy S2 while waiting in line outside an Apple Store for the newest iPhone mode. More recently, Samsung published a series of web ads poking fun at Apple's September 9 special events and rolled out a "Wall Huggers" ad campaign that pokes fun at the iPhone's battery life.


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27 months ago
Free advertising for Apple. People may not have known about a larger iPhone... until this ad.

Thanks Samsung!
Rating: 234 Votes
27 months ago
I wonder if Samsung ever thanked Apple for the fingerprint sensor.
Rating: 200 Votes
27 months ago
I'm glad Apple doesn't have to stoop this low in order to make their products look better.
Rating: 192 Votes
27 months ago
I dislike when a company has to resort to making others look bad to sell product.... I'd rather they emphasize their own strengths than others weaknesses


*edit- Yes I am aware of the "Im a Mac" ads that ended 5 years ago
Rating: 92 Votes
27 months ago
Ya, it's called product-market fit

Their lameness aside, I relish in the fact that :apple:Pay isn't something Samsung will ever be able to copycat -- it's such a precise and deliberate blend of hardware, software (OS), patents, business deals, existing assets (credit cards via iTunes), etc.

Peace, Samsung.
Rating: 92 Votes
27 months ago
Scared, aren't they?
Rating: 86 Votes
27 months ago
When you're the gold standard, you don't mention your competitor. Hence, why Apple rarely, if ever, mentions Samsung.
Rating: 79 Votes
27 months ago

I wonder if Samsung ever thanked Apple for the fingerprint sensor.


And, you know, the entire smartphone revolution thing (http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/12/google-started-over-on-android-the-day-the-iphone-launched/).
Rating: 68 Votes
27 months ago

I'll say this as an apple fan: Samsung has a point. Apple has done nothing new with the new iPhone and what Samsung has done before.


Apple does not innovate anymore. But when they do something, they do it right. My friends laughed at me when I mentioned the iPhone 6 is getting NFC. But I guarentee I will use my phone to pay for stuff more before 2014 ends, then they have with Google wallet in the past 3 years.
Rating: 54 Votes
27 months ago
Samsung has become more predictable than the story of Titanic.
Rating: 43 Votes

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